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TSA: Record number of firearms found in carry-on bags

(Source: Transportation Security Administration) (Source: Transportation Security Administration)
Amunition is not allowed in carry-on luggage on TSA flights. (Source: Transportation Security Administration) Amunition is not allowed in carry-on luggage on TSA flights. (Source: Transportation Security Administration)
Firecrackers are now allowed on TSA flights. (Source: Transportation Security Administration) Firecrackers are now allowed on TSA flights. (Source: Transportation Security Administration)
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A record number of firearms were found in airport carry-on bags across the United States on the week of Halloween, according to the Transportation Security Administration.

The TSA reports 68 firearms were discovered. The previous record was set in September with 67 firearms.

According to the TSA, 61 of the 68 firearms found were loaded and 25 were chambered.

Items that appear to look like explosives are also causing issues with the TSA.

A checked bag at Seattle International Airport belonging to an active duty military passenger contained two-feet of replica demolition cord, replica Semtex, and replica C4.

The TSA wrote in its blog, bringing items that look like a real bomb, grenade, mine or other explosives can cause significant delays and are prohibited on aircraft. Bringing these items in your baggage will require security to call in a bomb squad to respond and inspect the items even if they are novelty.

Bear repellant and fireworks have also been found in carry-on bags and are also prohibited aboard aircraft. Properly packaged ammunition and sharp objects such as knives are only allowed in checked baggage.

The TSA urges people to be aware of what is stowed in their baggage.

In March, the TSA found a Chihuahua in the luggage of its owner, who was unaware.

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